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dc.contributor.author Netelenbos, Nicole
dc.contributor.author Gibb, Robbin L.
dc.contributor.author Li, Fangfang
dc.contributor.author Gonzalez, Claudia L. R.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-31T17:53:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-31T17:53:07Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Netelenbos, N., Gibb, R. L., Li, F., & Gonzalez, C. L. R. (2018). Articulation speaks to executive function: An investigation in 4- to 6- year olds. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(172). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.201800172 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5227
dc.description Sherpa Romeo green journal: open access en_US
dc.description.abstract Executive function (EF) and language learning play a prominent role in early childhood development. Empirical research continues to point to a concurrent relation between these two faculties. What has been given little attention, however, is the association between EF and speech articulation abilities in children. This study investigated this relation in children aged 4–6 years. Significant correlations indicated that children with better EF [via parental report of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF)inventory] exhibited stronger speech sound production abilities in the articulation of the “s” and “sh” sounds. Furthermore, regression analyses revealed that the Global Executive Composite (GEC) of EF as measured by the BRIEF, served as a predictor for speech sound proficiency and that speech sound proficiency served as a predictor for the GEC. Together, these results demonstrate the imbricated nature of EF and speech sound production while bearing theoretical and practical implications. From a theoretical standpoint, the close link between EF and speech articulation may indicate a common ontogenetic pathway. From a practical perspective, the results suggest that children with speech difficulties could be at higher risk for EF deficits. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Frontiers Media en_US
dc.subject Speech articulation en_US
dc.subject Executive function en_US
dc.subject BRIEF en_US
dc.subject Fricative production en_US
dc.subject Cognition en_US
dc.subject Child development en_US
dc.subject Language development en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Executive functions (Neuropsychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Communicative competence in children
dc.subject.lcsh Children--Language
dc.title Articulation speaks to executive function: an investigation in 4- to 6-year olds en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Neuroscience en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US


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